Seabank is a beautifully renovated cottage just across the single-track lane from the shore of Loch Scridain at Tiroran in south west Mull. A superb location for keen walkers and naturalists, the Tiroran Community Woodland lies to the north of the cottage, while the dramatic scenery of the Burg on the Ardmeanach peninsula extends to the west.
Nearest village: Pennyghael (8 miles)
Drive to ferry terminal at Craignure: 45 minutes
Map and Directions
We send out a property information document with directions to the house, and other useful information, to all guests who book with us.
Things to Do
One of the undeniable highlights of a stay at Tiroran is the easy access to amazing hikes on the Ardmeanach peninsula, some of the island's wildest and remotest country. On the south side, where the cottage is located, you can walk right out along the headland to reach the Fossil Tree, descending a dramatic steel ladder at low tide to marvel at the cast of the tree in basalt lava. Treat yourselves to a piece of cake at the Whitetail Coffee Shop after the hike, which you'll pass en route.
A short drive over the pass to the north side of the same peninsula opens up spectacular views over Loch na Keal and its outlying islands as you descend towards Balmeanach, where you can also enjoy the tidal walk to MacKinnon's Cave. Of course, Ben More, the island's highest mountain and only munro, also merits a mention, with the start of the popular route from Dhiseig at Loch na Keal only a little further round the coast.
The area abounds with wildlife, whether you hope to see the majestic white tailed sea eagles for which Mull is so well known, or the local population of otters, seals and sea birds, often sighted around Loch Scridain. You may even be fortunate enough to encounter dolphins passing in and out of the loch. Wild About Mull is based in the nearest village of Pennyghael, giving guests great access to an expertly guided wildlife tour on land, or with a scenic drive along the Ross to Fionnphort, guests may also embark on a sea tour to Staffa and the puffins (late April to July), or to visit the enchanting island of Iona.
Tobermory lies an hour's drive to the north and makes an excellent day trip rounded off with a seafood supper at the Mishdish or Cafe Fish, both of which are located on the colourful harbourfront, or even fish and chips from the fisherman's pier. Heading south from the cottage, there's also the chance to enjoy the local catch closer to home at the Creel Seafood Bar in Fionnphort, which makes a great addition to an afternoon at the beach - there are many to choose from on the Ross of Mull, with the white sands of Fidden, Uisken and Ardalanish among the most popular.